American Elephants

Here’s the Chart that the Democrats Don’t Want You to See! by The Elephant's Child

President Obama’s prime time press conference did not inspire public confidence in the Democrat plan to push through a national healthcare system.  Mr. Obama has now extended his due date till the end of the year, but they’re really going to push it hard during the August recess. We previously noted that Democrats have budgeted $80 million for the health care campaign, and will undoubtedly turn out ACORN and the Unions to fire up the faithful and convince the unconvinced.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claims to have the votes needed to pass a package of legislation, and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel insists that Congress will vote before it adjourns, the majority seems to be growing more desperate as the days pass.

Evidence of their growing desperation is in the way that Democrats are censoring the GOP’s official communications to their constituents.  On last Thursday Roll Call reported that the majority party is “preventing Republican House Members from sending their constituents a mailing that is critical of the majority’s health care reform plan.”

Health Care Chart

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This masterpiece of bureaucracy,  developed by the Republican staff of the Joint Economic Committee at the direction of Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Tex),  the majority claims is “inaccurate”.  Brady called the criticism, delivered in an eight-point memo, “laughable,” saying the chart “depicts their health care plan as their committees developed it.”

Meanwhile, the same Franking Commission that is causing problems for Brady’s chart won’t allow Rep. John Carter (R-Tex) to use the words “government-run health care plan” in a recording to be used to start a telephone town hall meeting. “What we proposed as language was as follows: ‘House Democrats unveiled a government-run health care plan,” Carter told Human Events.   “Our response from Franking was, ‘ You cannot use that language.  You must use “The House majority unveiled a public option health care plan,’ which is Pelosi-speak or ‘ just last week the House Majority unveiled a health care plan which I believe will cost taxpayers…”

Republican staffers say that this kind of censorship of the minority by the majority is almost unheard of on Capitol Hill.  Rather than getting them down, they are taking the efforts to block their messages as a sign of their effectiveness.

“We will have a cap on costs and we will have no cap on benefits,” said Nancy Pelosi.

ADDENDUM: The white boxes on the chart represent existing offices or agencies.  The colored  boxes represent new agencies created by the House Health Care bill.

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